dislocation of articular processes

(redirected from locked facets)

dis·lo·ca·tion of ar·tic·u·lar pro·cess·es

complete dislocation of one or both articular processes, usually with overriding of the inferior articular process of the vertebra above into a position anterior to the superior articular process of the vertebra below.
Synonym(s): locked facets
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Being able to rotate a patient 180 degrees, and manipulate from both sides of the spine, means that the Tawam operating team can restore alignment and dislocate locked facets without endangering the delicate neural structure.